Consumer Guide to Health Care
Prescription Drug Assistance Programs
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Prescription drugs are a major expense for many health
care consumers. Some insurance programs provide no or limited coverage for these drugs. Here are
some places to turn for help and information.
- BadgerRx Gold: This
program offers Wisconsin residents who do not have
adequate prescription drug insurance a way to save money on
their drug purchases. There are no income or age requirements
and no restrictions based on pre-existing conditions. There is
an annual fee to join the program.
- SeniorCare is a prescription drug assistance
program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or older
and who meet enrollment rules. Additional information on the
program is available from the
SeniorCare website of the Department of Health Services.
Wisconsin Cancer and Chronic Disease Drug Repository. This is a program in which unused
medications can be donated to a participating pharmacy or medical facility and
given to those who cannot afford medications.
Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program is designed to maintain the health and independence of
persons living with HIV infection in Wisconsin by providing access to HIV-related antiretroviral drugs
and prophylactic medications as well as vaccines for hepatitis B and C.
for Prescription Assistance is an interactive website that can help you
find government and private prescription drug assistance programs if you are
low-income and uninsured.
- NeedyMeds can provide
additional information on free or reduced-fee prescription drug
programs available to those in need.
- Rx Outreach,
offered by Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services, Inc., a mail order
pharmacy company, provides generic drugs in 90- or 180-day quantities for reduced prices.
The program is available to individuals and families with incomes up to 250% of the
federal poverty level who have no or limited prescription drug coverage.
- Pfizer Helpful
Answers provides information on how you can get Pfizer
medications free or at reduced prices. If you do not have
insurance that covers prescription drugs there may be a program
for you regardless of age or income. You can also call toll-free
1-866-776-3700 for more information.
- If you or a loved one have a rare disease, a National
Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Patient Assistance Program
may be able to help you find free or reduced-fee prescription
drugs for your condition.
BenefitsCheckUp, a service of the National
Council on Aging, can help you find public and private
programs that may be able to help pay for your prescription
- Information about
Medicare prescription drug coverage is available from the official Medicare site.
May 29, 2014